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Walter Shelton

November 7, 1921 — December 5, 2022

Marshall

Walter Shelton

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Walter Shelton, 101, of Marshall, NC passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 5, 2022. 

Walter was born November 7, 1921, at White Rock Hospital to the late Vera Shelton.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Rosalee Shelton Jablonsky of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the grandparents who graciously raised him, Armp and Polly Shelton.

After high school, Walter was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play minor league baseball.  Those dreams were quickly put on hold due to being drafted into WWII.  He was a Sergeant with the United States Army and was honored to serve his country.  After he was honorably discharged, he became a supervisor and retired from Beacon Manufacturing in Swannanoa, NC as well as French Broad Electric Company.  He was an avid bowler, gardener, Amateur Radio Operator call sign KC4YKR, and Carolina Tar Heel fan.

He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Gladys Hensley Shelton; son, Michael (Georgette); granddaughters, Heather Mitchell (Matt), Hannah Arrowood (Darren); great-grandchildren, Gabby, Gracie and Gage Arrowood and Kayson and Kayslee Mitchell.  His great grandchildren were the light of his life. 

Services for Walter will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, December 10, 2022, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home with Reverend Ralph Shelton officiating.   The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and burial will follow at West Memorial Park with military honors.

The family requests that all attending services please wear masks due to COVID concerns. 

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Walter’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, December 10, 2022

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of West Funeral Home

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 10, 2022

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

Chapel of West Funeral Home

17 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville, NC 28787

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Burial

Saturday, December 10, 2022

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

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